Regulating consumers?

Regulators can restrict product availability, increase tax, marketing and communication in the pursuit of public health objectives. [Shutterstock]

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Over the years, sales and marketing restrictions have piled up on food, drinks and alcohol products. Some are now beginning to worry about a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations – and taxation – are being applied to a whole range of consumer products in the name of public health objectives.

In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at policies aimed at regulating what and how much people smoke, eat or drink.

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